Pioneers Talk #20: How to Calculate Your Carbon Emissions

Gerhard Kurka

A steel plant as a whole is more than the sum of its parts. It is a complex being, and all of its parts need to be considered and orchestrated for the plant to reach its full potential. But what does this mean in the context of green steel? How can you make one part of the plant greener without forgetting about the others? To discuss these intricate interdependencies, we have invited plant logistics specialist Gerhard Kurka to Pioneers Talk.


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Gerhard Kurka

Gerhard Kurka, a long-term lecturer at the computer sciences department of Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, joined Primetals Technologies in 2011 to eventually become one of the company’s leading logistics experts. His detailed and highly complex analyses of many steel plants worldwide are helping producer unleash the full potential of their production routes. With CO2 Calculator, Gerhard continues on this rewarding path.

Tom Widter

Tom Widter joined Primetals Technologies in 2016 and now works in the Marketing and Communications department. He is Editor-in-Chief of Metals Magazine, the company’s customer magazine, and co-host of “Pioneers Talk.” Tom cares deeply about didactics, style, branding, the future of metals, personal growth, and the Oxford comma.